Systems biology: Complementary feeding to nourish infant health at weaning

The Riddet Institute in Palmerston North is seeking a PhD candidate who is an enthusiastic learner and has demonstrated academic excellence across appropriate disciplines to undertake research on complementary feeding strategies (feeding of foods/food ingredients that complement breast milk/infant formula) in early human life to develop nutritional interventions that support sustained health and wellbeing.

The 3.5-year scholarship includes an annual tax-free stipend of NZD$30,000, tuition fees, and consumables. It is open to candidates who are currently located in New Zealand only.

The research will be undertaken at the Riddet Institute and AgResearch Ltd in Palmerston North. The Riddet Institute is a New Zealand Centre of Research Excellence hosted by Massey University and the student will be enrolled in the College of Science at Massey University.

The intended start date for the project is 1 February 2021, or as soon as possible after this date. The closing date for applications is 23 November 2020.